CCRES Tools


Systems Analysis

SESAMME

The SESAMME app allows discussion and analysis of coast management problems

WHAT IS THIS TOOL?

SESAMME is an iPad app that captures information about system components (such as resources, activities, pressures and decisions) from local communities and helps them to visualise how these components interact.


WHAT DOES IT DO?

SESAMME captures information about system components (such as resources, activities, pressures and decisions) from local communities and helps them to visualise how these components interact.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It is used within focus group discussions according to a script that outlines the discussion procedure.

WHEN IS IT USED?

It is used to assist group discussions about coastal zone management problems (such as fish catch decline) and to visually represent how resources, activities and pressures interact to create the problems identified.

WHO CAN USE IT?

  • Government departments and NGOs involved in community engagement
  • Educational institutions teaching courses in systems thinking

AND THE TRAINING?

The training workshop covers:

  1. Introducing participants to the basic principles of systems thinking
  2. Demonstrating the use of the SESAMME app and the focus group discussion process in which SESAMME is used
  3. Conducting a mock focus group using the SESAMME app
  4. Using SESAMME to analyse focus group discussion results

WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE TOOL?

We anticipate that SESAMME will be available via the Apple app store in April


Duration: 1 day

Equipment: Participants ideally require an iPad

For more information, contact Dr Russell Richards, The University of Queensland